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SARS shows no sign of coming under control

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:839
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) shows no sign of abating and has infected nearly 3000 people in 20 countries. On 14 April, Hong Kong authorities reported another seven deaths in the previous 24 hour period.

    By 13 April 129 deaths had been reported worldwide. Although in most countries there have been no cases of local transmission, outbreaks in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada have worsened and show no signs yet of being brought under control.

    China has the single biggest number of cases—by 13 April, 1344 cases and 60 deaths, according to …

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